Over 30 of Australia’s most recognised TV personalities, sporting legends, singers and actors attended to help raise money for childhood diseases.

Impressive outfits, with a touch of denim, flooded the blue carpet at the Jeans for Genes Denim Dinner, held at The Star Sydney.

Streamed live on Facebook by TV personality, Scott Tweedie, celebrities including Michelle Bridges, Commando, Lincoln Lewis, Dan Conn and Leisel Jones came together for the annual event, which raises money for Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Australia’s most loved TV duo, Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur, hosted the event, encouraging guests to donate to the cause.

Renowned auctioneer, Scott Gibbons, also known as ‘Mr Sold’, led an exciting, live auction with guests bidding record amounts for unique auction items including the ultimate USA experience with Delta Airlines, a SMEG fridge coated in denim, and an original Nafisa Naomi artwork featuring Hugh Jackman and his signed jeans.

The aptly named Denim Dinner featured a never-before-seen chandelier made with over 100 celebrity-signed jeans, dubbed ‘the jeandelier’.

Guests were treated to show-stopping performances from the cast of Kinky Boots, Esther Hannaford and Erin Holland, which had guests dancing and raising money into the early hours.

Celebrities in attendance included: Erin Holland, Steve Willis and Michelle Bridges, actor and singer Johnny Ruffo, radio host Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli, celebrity personal trainer Cam Byrnes, celebrity personal trainer Libby Babet, TV personalities Candice Dixon and Sam Webb, actors David Berry and Joel Jackson, Seven’s My Kitchen Rules contestants, David Vu and Betty Banks.

Source: Jeans for Jeans Denim Dinner

H&M reveals new designer collaboration with Erdem

Fashion retailer H&M has announced its big secret: the next exclusive designer collaboration will be with ERDEM, the London based must-have designer loved by celebrities and fashion insiders alike.

H&M is also pleased to reveal that the visionary film maker Baz Luhrmann will bring the collection to life through his unique storytelling.

For H&M, Erdem has designed a brand-new collection for women and, for the first time ever, a collection for men.

Erdem believes in the power of beauty, exploring historical references and personal narratives in every piece he makes. For ERDEM x H&M he’ll reflect and reinterpret the design themes from some of his most celebrated collections, playing with the prints, textiles and delicate craftsmanship that have made his name.

“I am so happy to collaborate with H&M, and to explore my work on a whole new scale including a menswear collection which I have never done before. It’s also such a thrill to work with Baz Luhrmann, one of the most important storytellers of our time,” says Erdem.

“For me fashion is always about more than just clothing, it is a form of expression – a stand-alone art form. I am excited to be collaborating with ERDEM and H&M to reveal the story of this unique collection,” says Baz Luhrmann.

“From the moment we started talking with Erdem about the collaboration, I was captured by his vision. For ERDEM x H&M he has created an enchanting world full of beauty, delicacy and rich details. These are special pieces you will want to wear forever,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s Creative Advisor.

ERDEM x H&M will be available in selected stores on 2nd November 2017.

Source: H&M

The best looks this winter from Parlour X

The Sydney-based designer store really does stock some of the most enjoyable and exquisite fashion labels in the world. Just take a minute to swoon over some of these pieces.

Parlour X proprietor, Eva Galambos just has the knack of filling her store with the best of the best. Beautiful!

MSGM – @msgm

FENDI – @fendi

CHLOE – @chloe

CHLOE – @chloe

FENDI – @fendi

VALENTINO – @maisonvalentino

BALENCIAGA – @balenciaga

BALENCIAGA – @balenciaga

CHLOE – @chloe

CHLOE – @chloe

Shot at the Primus hotel

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Belancé luxury men's tailors opens at Barangaroo

Belancé luxury men’s tailors and lifestyle concept opened its second bricks-and-mortar retail proposition last night, designed by industrial designer and architect Liam Mugavin, at Barangaroo’s all-new Scotch Row retail precinct.

Oscar Leal and Theodore English, cofounders of the Australian men’s emporium — combining the best international men’s brands and a world-renowned made-to-measure service — launched the men’s-only fashion destination with an intimate cocktail event where some of the country’s best dressed men gathered.

“We’re excited to enter a new development in Sydney’s evolving landscape and hope to bring the same exacting standards of bespoke tailoring as London’s Savile Row, to Scotch Row.” says buyer and creative director, Oscar Leal.

Founded in 2013 as a strictly e-commerce only retailer of men’s accessories, Belancé first trailed a tailoring trunk show in Melbourne, before fitting-out their now famed Victorian terrace headquarters in William Street, Paddington.

The bespoke men’s tailors identify Barangaroo, and neighbouring businesses such as American Express, Lend Lease, National Australia Bank and PwC, as a natural progression for the brands second address, complimenting their now five year tenure across town in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

“The time was right for us to expand and a lot of our customers were already working in the CBD, affording us the opportunity to speak directly to our target market.” says managing director, Theodore English.

In addition to the bespoke tailoring service, Belancé is the exclusive retailer of some of the world’s most lauded menswear brands: Beyene, Malle London, Grenson, Kenzo, Masunaga and Von Röutte.

Captains of industry, media and tastemakers from the design, fashion, and lifestyle communities, including Home & Away actor Alec Snow, Winten Property Group’s C.E.O David Rothwell, Chic model Ethan Bodhi Robertson, Hermetica Flowers creative director Jai Winnell, Marprop managing director James, Marshall, Centuria C.E.O Jason Huljich, Australian fashion photographer Johnny Nicolaidis, Australian men’s fashion blogger Jordan Turner, industrial designer and architect Liam Mugavin, Australian actor Lincoln Younes, Australian Financial Review Magazine editor Matthew Drummond, Executive Style editor Michael Harry, and GQ cover model Richie Hall, all gathered to mark the occasion.

The high-profile men sipped on masculine whiskey sour’s courtesy of Dewar’s mixologists and Grey Goose’s signature Le Grand Fizz cocktail while DJ ‘The Nights’ played his original mix of electro-soul music.

Source: Belance

Make Nice: Un-conference for Creative Women 2017 announce line up of female speakers

Make Nice have announced dates for its Sydney based annual real-life conference for, by and about creative women.

Make Nice: Un-conference for Creative Women 2017 will host an inspirational line up of women including Ann Friedman, Becky Simpson, Stanislava Pinchuk, Amrita Hepi, Leah Procko, Amy Nadaskay, Jess Scully, Lex Hirst, and Anna Ross.

The Un-conference will encorporate talks, workshops and collaborative discussion with leading creatives and the Make Nice network of women to share and learn from each others experiences.

Make Nice: Un-conference for Creative Women 2017 will host its participants over a pre-drinks event on Friday 22nd September, 6-9pm and one full day un-conference on Saturday 23rd September, 8.15am-6pm aiming to inspire and educate. Make Nice use the word un-conference because they do things a little differently.

Their format is participant-led and they are committed to creating an engaging, collaborative experience. This means its participants get a say in the topics their panels tackle.

It means the participants spend the day alongside, not just in front of, their speakers, talking about the hard stuff as well as the good and with an emphasis on the importance of having fun. The Make Nice format offers an alternative for women who are seeking inspiration outside of traditional conference and networking opportunities.

For 2017 Make Nice have built a program that includes practical, interesting, super-useful workshops and talks with topics covering I’ve Started My Thing, Now What?, Growing Your Business Or Not, Imposter Syndrome, How To Stay Sane with Routines & Habits and Avoiding Burnout.

Speakers participate in all aspects of the event too – this means attendees have a unique opportunity to engage with them throughout the un-conference, at both programmed and social events.

Make Nice was created by women, for women. Launched in 2016, Make Nice is for illustrators, writers, photographers, designers, makers, bakers, curators, artists and songwriters, gamers, painters, producers – any and all female-identifying creatives.

Ngaio Parr started Make Nice because there wasn’t easy access to a community of women who wanted to help each other, to share information and collaborate.

Parr wanted to create a positive environment for women to excel in rather than the competitive structure women are taught to embrace as a girl all the way through to adulthood.

Make Nice believe in really good vibes; through their online community and social events they have created a kind,
respectful, supportive and downright fun community.

Make Nice: Un-conference for Creative Women 2017 hosts an impressive line up of women set to inspire and collaborate.

Source: Make Nice